Summit Highlights

Below are links to the main points that were identified in each of the Breakout session discussions during the summit. Please let us know whether we missed any of the major points that were brought up during your discussions. Our hope is to shape an action plan that supports and builds on the National Park Service’s 5-year-plan, helping to propel our national parks and programs into their second century.

Connecting Youth Through Education

The Economic Value of our National Parks and Park Programs

The Next Generation of America’s Parks: New Models and Opportunities

Connecting with Urban Communities and New Populations

Visitation and Experiences

Health/Wellness, including Healthy Foods and Green Management

Connecting and Conserving Landscapes (Natural)

Connecting and Conserving Landscapes (Cultural)

Connecting People to Parks

Organizational Excellence Highlights